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Moir’s Environmental Dialogues

Moir’s Environmental Dialogues

Thursdays at 12 Noon Pacific

December 10th 2015:Encore: Ocean Literacy with the Banana Slug String Band and Craig Strang

The ocean has its stories to tell – as anyone who has ridden its waves or walked its shores knows. The stories are as simple as beauty and as complex as… well, say, watershed ecosystems or estuary ecology. Understanding the complexities help us appreciate our oceans and also helps us learn to take better care of them. This is what a new term is all about – Ocean Literacy. While complex, this Ocean Literacy doesn’t have to be confusing. In fact, it can be downright exciting, fun, and (who would of thought?) danceable. U.C. Berkeley's Craig Strang (of Lawrence Hall of Science, COSEE and MARE

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Craig Strang

Craig Strang is Associate Director of Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) at the University of California, Berkeley. He is founding Director of MARE: Marine Activities, Resources & Education, a K-8 interdisciplinary professional development and curriculum development program focused specifically on implementing schoolwide marine science programs that increase learning and language acquisition for English Language Learners. He is the lead Principle Investigator and Director of the multi-institution, NSF-funded Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence--California (COSEE). He is a member of the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) Board of Directors Executive Committee. He has co-led
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Doug "Dirt" Greenfield

Doug"Dirt" – Banana Slug String Band bass guitar, vocals, harmonica, ice bag & percussion Doug "Dirt" Greenfield, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (home of the currently undefeated Bengals), graduated from Ohio University (summa cum laude) with an individualized, self-designed curriculum with a emphasis in environmental education, creative problem solving technologies and communications studies. After a very enriching and short lived three weeks at the University of San Francisco School of Law, Dirt reconsidered and then reorganized his life path to obtain a Multi-Subject Teaching Credential through Hayward State University. Doug served as program director for (in succession) Venture West School o
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Larry Graff

“Airy” Larry – Banana Slug String Band Rhythm and lead guitar, beat box and vocals Larry Graff graduated from University of Michigan with a degree in Environmental Education and Environmental Advocacy in 1981. Larry initially worked as a teacher and naturalist for a heralded environmental education program in San Mateo County, CA, and then for six years as a teacher and director at the San Mateo County and Exploring New Horizons Environmental Education Program. Larry and his wife have one daughter, Kayla. In 1985 Larry co-founded the Banana Slug String Band and by 1987 was working full time with these environmental troubadours! http://www.bananaslugstringband.com
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Mark Nolan

“Marine” Mark – Banana Slug String Band Rhythm, lead & slide guitar, mandolin, fish lips and vocals Mark Nolan is a graduate of UC Davis with a BS in Zoology and a Secondary Science Teaching Credential and Administrative Credential from San Jose State. Mark taught as a Naturalist for twelve years, founded and directed the Pigeon Point Environmental Education Program, and served as the Executive Director for Exploring New Horizons Outdoor Schools. He is currently Director of San Mateo Outdoor Education, which provides hands-on environmental education for fifth and sixth graders. Mark is one of the original and active members of the Banana Slug String Band. The father of two children, Mark a
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Steve Van Zandt

“Solar” Steve – Banana Slug String Band Rhythm guitar, banjo, jaw harp and vocals Steve Van Zandt is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara in Environmental Studies /Geography. He received a multiple subject teaching credential from San Francisco State and an Administrative Credential from San Jose State. Steve worked as a naturalist at San Mateo Outdoor Education and at Exploring New Horizons as well as at Youth Science Institute, and as a Co-Director/Intern Coordinator at Hidden Villa. Steve was also a Co-Manager for the Pigeon Point Youth Hostel. He has been a classroom teacher for kindergarten, third and fourth grade and a Life Lab and ESL teacher K-7. The father of three boys, Steve is one of
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1570/moirs-environmental-dialogues 24/11/2017 12:00 24/11/2017 01:00 Moir’s Environmental Dialogues https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1570/moirs-environmental-dialogues The ocean has its stories to tell – as anyone who has ridden its waves or walked its shores knows. The stories are as simple as beauty and as complex as… well, say, watershed ecosystems or estuary ecology. Understanding the complexities help us appreciate our oceans and also helps us learn to take better care of them. This is what a new term is all about – Ocean Literacy. While complex, this Ocean Literacy doesn’t have to be confusing. In fact, it can be downright exciting, fun, and (who would of thought?) danceable. U.C. Berkeley's Craig Strang (of Lawrence Hall of Science, COSEE and MARE fame) along with environmental troubadours extraordinaire, the Banana Slugs String Band, will be our guides on this adventure. Doug "Dirt" Greenfield, “Airy” Larry Graff, “Marine” Mark Nolan, and “Solar” Steve Van Zandt of the Banana Slug String Band will give us the downstream low-down on watersheds and bays, salty and fresh. So get ready to get down! VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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